Cowboys: 3 ways Dak Prescott signing franchise tag impacts Dallas

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The Dallas Cowboys’ ongoing pursuit of a contract extension with Dak Prescott has been seemingly the biggest story from around the NFL this offseason. That has carried over into late June and will continue to be the case.

The franchise tag will result in Prescott earning $31.4 million in 2020 if he ends up playing under it. That would make him by far the highest paid player on the Cowboys with DeMarcus Lawrence ($21 million) and Amari Cooper ($20 million) behind him.

Prescott is coming off a season that featured elite production while leading one of the league’s most productive offenses. He completed 388 of his 596 pass attempts (65.1% completion rate) resulting in 4,902 passing yards, 30 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions.

With taking all of that into consideration, let’s take a look at how Dak Prescott signing the franchise tender will impact the Dallas Cowboys.